JOSIE Gibson gained a stone during her time on the The Jump.
The 32-year-old became the first celebrity to be eliminated from the Channel 4 reality show earlier this month after refusing to go down the ski jump.
During an appearance on Thursday’s Loose Women, Josie spoke about how gutted she was to be the first to leave, and how she had consoled herself with Austrian beer.
“I put on a stone out there.
“Honestly, I’ve really taken on the Austrian diet”.
When host Kaye Adams joked it was “cheese, potatoes and bread”, Josie, who dropped over six stone after first finding fame on Big Brother in 2010, agreed.
She added: “I’ve put on over a stone, I’d been out there since the third of January…but it’s the lager, the lager is lovely.
“I got so depressed once I was out that all I did was just drink! So you get paid to be in the bar then which is brilliant!”
Josie, who admitted to weighing herself every day, added how she didn’t have her scales with her in Austria, so didn’t immediately notice the weight gain.
She said: “I just thought, ‘I’m out here, I might as well enjoy myself’ but I have to weigh myself everyday because when I do I think ‘Right I’m going to eat well today because I don’t want to be bigger tomorrow’.”
Josie also admitted she wasn’t too afraid of hurting herself on the show, as she would have got more money had she been injured.
She said: “I thought about the injuries but I thought ‘well, I broke my wrist in the comfort of my own front room, I did a combat roll over the sofa.
“I didn’t have a team of medics and the best physios in the world there to support me so I thought if I’m going to break anything it might as well be out there doing something brilliant.”
Janet Street Porter asked: “You get paid a load of money to go on the show, so do you weigh up, is a load of money worth possibly breaking a limb for?”
Josie replied: “Well you do get insurance and so you do get more money if you break anything.”
As they laughed Janet added: “So you’re going to get money, and insurance money…”
Picking up her sentence, Josie joked: “…and a free holiday, and get to learn to ski with the best instructors in the world. So I weighed it all up and I thought, who’s the crazy one?”
The star then discussed why she didn’t do the jump to stay in the show, revealing a childhood trauma was to blame.
She said: “I had to have hypnotherapy.
“I didn’t realise that when I went, I thought ‘I’ll smash this’ but I went down first of all and the butterflies just went through me.
“I fell backwards and that knocked my confidence, so I phoned this therapist and said ‘Look I’ve got to get off this jump I’ve signed up for a TV programme and I can’t do it.'”
Josie revealed she also had regression therapy after realising her fears over the ski slope related to an accident she had as a child.
She said: “I jumped from one container onto a stable roof and it all fell through.
“I had fibre glass in my skin for a week and it was red ants and stinging nettles and that’s why I was afraid to jump.”
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